Where to find them:
Floor 12, DoubleTree Hilton Tower of London, 7 Pepys St, London EC3N 4AF
I walked from Aldgate and that took around 8minutes.
What they’re about:
The new rooftop which launched in June this year has become a real city hotspot since its open hosting more or less all the Love Island cast and more. The bar is housed in the DoubleTree by Hilton Tower of London on the 12th floor and and boasts views of Londons most iconic landmarks including Tower Bridge, the Shard and the Gherkin.
What to order:
- Squid Sticks
- Chicken Sliders
- Sea Bass
- Injectable Doughnuts
The space is truly beautiful featuring a lot of gold and rose gold as well as black marble for extra sophistication. We visited on a Monday and by the time we left at 7pm the space was very busy with most tables full ..and that’s for a Monday night. It attracts a crowd of mostly business men in the week grabbing ‘a quick beer after work’ and a few couples getting that epic London rooftop selfie.
The prices here are not cheap. I’ve visited a few Hilton’s before through work and have found the price of cocktails (and food to some extent) in all their rooftop bars to be quite steep. Their signature cocktails will set you back around £14-£17 which competes with the likes of SUSHISAMBA not too far away. We started with an Earl Grey Cocktail and a Pink Gin Cocktail called the Horny Beast – didn’t love the Earl Grey, it was very strong and hard to drink for me, I preferred the gin cocktail which is very unlike me. The best was by far the bramble though which was much sweeter so I would opt for this when you visit.
The food was surprisingly good, it is mainly bar food but they do larger plates such as Sea Bass and ribs. My personal favourite was the cauliflower however there were small seeds in it so just be careful, I crunched down hard and thought I was going to chip my front tooth which is one of my biggest fears but all the flavours were so great and I’m a big fan of spiced cauliflower dishes. The sea bass was tender and get this, BONELESS! Is that not the best thing you’ve ever heard, there’s nothing longer than having to eat but be weary of stabbing the inside of your mouth on fish bones. The showstopper was of course the squid in the sense that is came as part of some golden pineapple centre piece which you may think is random but the dipping sauce has hints of pineapple and I thought this was a great way of hitting those ‘doing it for the gram’ requirements. We then finished off with some statement injectable doughnuts which were very rich but loved the gimmick and I’d order them again, the caramel much better than the raspberry which was a little sour.
Overall, I’d say this bar is definitely worth a visit but maybe not for one of your casual drinks after work. The prices would put it in the special occasion box or maybe a nice date night. I can imagine that it would be very busy on your Fridays and Saturday so just keep that in mind if you’re going for the view.